There is a new book out entitled, The New Buffalo: The Struggle for Aboriginal Post Secondary Education in Canada. The buffalo used to be the means of staying alive, and now with no buffalo left, education has become the means of making a living.
"In The New Buffalo, Blair Stonechild traces the history of Aboriginal post-secondary education policy from its earliest beginnings as a government tool for assimilation and cultural suppression to its development as means of Aboriginal self-determination and self-government. With first-hand knowledge and personal experience of the Aboriginal education system, Stonechild goes beyond merely analyzing statistics and policy doctrine to reveal the shocking disparity between Aboriginal and Canadian access to education, the continued dominance of non-Aboriginals over program development, and the ongoing struggle for recognition of First Nations run institutions."
On September 1, 2007 the StarPhoenix did a book review of this book entitled, Telling Stories, Dispelling Myths by Bill Robertson.